A friendly smile goes a long way in bringing people to you and helping people notice you when you're new at school and work. Make it a sincere effort and do it often to bring potential friends to you.
Introduce yourself to others and listen carefully to names and details about others when you're introduced to them. This helps you in the friendship department. When a newly introduced person comes up to you again, use the name in conversation and make sure to reference anything that you remember about the person in the same conversation.
A friendly handshake helps to make friends. Scientists understand that human contact helps people bond, but make sure your handshake is not overly strong or whimpish to make the best impression.
If a potential friend needs a small favor, volunteer to do it. This helps friendship bonding. Don't do too many or look like an errand person, however. This brings the wrong kind of "friendships."
Everyone enjoys a person who shows real interest when you talk and this is a key way to make friends. Listen to others and don't hog the conversation to attract the best kind of friends.
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